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High-Throughput Flexible Constraint Length Viterbi Decoders on De Bruijn, Shuffle-Exchange and Butterfly Connected Architectures

Garga, Ganesh and Guevorkian, David and Nandy, SK and Jamadagni, HS (2009) High-Throughput Flexible Constraint Length Viterbi Decoders on De Bruijn, Shuffle-Exchange and Butterfly Connected Architectures. In: International Conference on Embedded Computer Systems -Architectures, Modeling and Simulation, JUL 20-23, 2009, Samos, pp. 157-164.

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Abstract

Flexible constraint length channel decoders are required for software defined radios. This paper presents a novel scalable scheme for realizing flexible constraint length Viterbi decoders on a de Bruijn interconnection network. Architectures for flexible decoders using the flattened butterfly and shuffle-exchange networks are also described. It is shown that these networks provide favourable substrates for realizing flexible convolutional decoders. Synthesis results for the three networks are provided and a comparison is performed. An architecture based on a 2D-mesh, which is a topology having a nominally lesser silicon area requirement, is also considered as a fourth point for comparison. It is found that of all the networks considered, the de Bruijn network offers the best tradeoff in terms of area versus throughput.

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Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electronic Systems Engineering (Formerly, (CEDT) Centre for Electronic Design & Technology)
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2010 05:26
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 06:00
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/27263

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